Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Nothing But the Griffeys: a Night Owl Trade Post
'Nuff said? Good.
Greg sent an amazing package, and while there were only nine cards, all of them were Griffeys; and I needed more than half of them. For example, I needed both of these from '98 Ultra.
And here is the Gold Medallion parallel of the Pizzazz subset from that same set. Looks pretty good in gold.
I’m used to getting vintage cards from Night Owl for a few of my lesser-known player collections like Rusty Staub and Vida Blue which has been great as I hardly ever buy such items for myself, but this package was different. Check out this great Leaf insert.
And this vintagey insert from Fleer Tradition. Sure the head is a little creepy, but it's fun and colorful.
A solid Upper Deck insert from the heyday of holograms.
These last few got crazy cropped by the scanner, so I just went with it. I have very few copies of these early-to-mid-2000's Upper Deck base cards, so they are always welcome.
These 2012 retail refractors are incredibly cool. It's amazing to me that these were not made on a larger scale and with more players. Sacrilege.
Finally, Greg sent one from the Victory Junior Circuit subset, fifty cards that were more or less tailor-made for a Griffey nerd like me. Well played, Mr. Owl.
Thanks for the really solid selection of Griffeys, Greg! I'll continue to keep my eyes peeled for Dodgers oddballs and such to send your way.